Pause for Thought

What is Socrates Café?

In this time of growing polarization and intolerance, are you interested in having civil conversations with others engaging in a quest to better understand human nature and become more empathetic people and more objective critical and creative inquirers?

At Socrates Café we explore the “art” of conversation. Join us in a facilitated group as we learn more by answering questions and questioning each other using a version of the Socratic Method developed by Socrates Café founder Christopher Phillips. It’s all about good discussion on important topics by regular people like you and me.

For more information, visit and YouTube for examples of what happens at these gatherings. 


  • When:
    3rd Saturday every month at 1:00
  • Where:
    Monroe Library (Monroe Meeting Room)
  • Who:
    Open to all!  Feel free to drop in. We’d love to have you join us.

Monroe Library

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”

– Socrates